St. Vrain State Park plays host to a wide array of bird species. The 14 ponds
located within the park provide oases for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, song
birds and birds of prey, to name a few.
St. Vrain is not only home to the
largest heron rookery in the state, but it is also the only known nesting site
of Great Egrets in Colorado. In addition, the park provides winter habitat for
Bald Eagles and summer habitat for American White Pelicans, both of which are
species of concern in Colorado.
Vrain State Park provides suitable nesting habitat for a diverse collection of
bird species. For example, birds of prey such as Red-tailed hawks and Osprey
nest in the park. In addition, many waterfowl species, songbirds and shorebirds
choose St Vrain as their nesting site. With all of these bird species nesting
here, springtime at St. Vrain is a wonderful place to see nature awaken and
to our riparian and wetland habitats, we are home to birds such as American
Robin, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, and Northern Flicker, to name a few. St.
Vrain is truly one of the premier birding parks in Colorado. Check out our Birds of St. Vrain Brochure to see a complete list of bird
species found in the park.